Cooking with Alison

Cooking with Alison’s Five Year Anniversary!

In Random on February 16, 2015 at am

Cooking with Alison was created five years ago, on January 15, 2010!

I can’t believe that it has already been five years since I created this website! For the past few years, I’ve been sharing my dreams and plans of buying a house. Unfortunately, that hasn’t happened yet, and it might not for at least two more years. In the meantime, I am reluctantly adjusting to a condo-sized oven, fridge, and freezer, and, my least-favourite, ceramic top cooktop. The saving grace is our community garden which happens to be just down the street. Also, I love the person with whom I share this kitchen. John and I are getting married this year, despite the fact that he’s a picky eater, he doesn’t love my cooking, and he thinks that bacon is “over-rated”. The last one was the most difficult to overcome. 🙂 He supported me and cared for me through a serious concussion when he had absolutely no obligation to. Now, I have a lifetime to teach him food appreciation. 😉 In other news, I’ve recently started writing for Toronto’s Brain Injury Blog. I’m very excited about this opportunity and I hope that sharing my experiences will help others deal with theirs.

Before I share the statistics on the food blog, I’d like to thank everyone for supporting Cooking with Alison. I especially appreciate those of you that have been following me since I started this website! I still love getting comments, likes, pins, and hits, so please keep them coming! All the best to you!

The Statistics

(See the one year anniversary stats here, second year anniversary stats here, third year anniversary stats here, and fourth year anniversary stats here.)

Total number of views:  1,575,753

Total number of posts:  447

The most popular posts to date are:

Four Different Sauces for Mushroom Ravioli

The Best Tiramisu Recipe

Singapore Fried Vermicelli

My personal favourite posts to date are:

How to Make Puff Pastry From Scratch, the Quick and Easy Way

Chinese Mango Pudding Recipe (mango bo deen)

Duck Tongues Recipe

Best Jien Duy Recipe (Chinese Deep Fried Sesame Balls with Red Bean Paste)

Number of subscribers*:  405

*Unfortunately, I don’t currently have a way of knowing how many RSS subscribers there are.

Thank you, everyone!  Here’s to another five years of Cooking with Alison!

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  1. Congratulations on the 5 year mark and on the upcoming nuptials! I do love your recipes, especially the ones from your mom and grandmother, as they remind me of the recipes my own parents and grandparents made for me when I was growing up. Your duck tongues recipe is also one of my favourites 🙂

    • Hi Jenn! Thank you so much for your comment 🙂 I am so glad to hear that you like the duck tongue recipe 🙂 It’s one of my favourites too 🙂 What are some of your favourite dishes that your parents and grandparents made for you?

  2. I just stumbled upon your blog and it hit me how ironic it was for a 5-minute newbie to be reading your five-year anniversary post.

    Anyway, from what I saw I really appreciate the meticulous testing you go through and the yummy recipes that other fellow Overseas Born Chinese can appreciate. That said, I’d love to see more soups! 🙂

    • Hi Harvey! Thanks so much for writing 🙂 haha Chinese soups are where it’s at 🙂 I have to admit that I don’t make them very often, but I will definitely keep you in mind and try to explore more of them. Do you have any favourite Chinese soups?

  3. anything “egg flower”ed or thick like the banquet-style ones in the restaurant i find very yummy but i have this growing fascination with my mom’s slow-fire tonics and TCM.

    soups or not, I’m glad i found your site. keep it up!

  4. Congratulations on your many years of blogging!

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